Mark McLeod-Harrison

Relaxed Naturalism and Caring About the Truth

Article
17/1 - Spring 2012, pages 89–103
Date of online publication: 04 juin 2012
Date of publication: 04 juin 2012

Abstract

Can our caring about truth be rooted in “relaxed” naturalism? I argue that it cannot. In order to care about truth we need the universe to be capable of providing non-adventitious good, which relaxed naturalism cannot do. I use Michael Lynch’s work as a springboard to showing this claim.

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McLeod-Harrison, Mark “Relaxed Naturalism and Caring About the Truth.” Forum Philosophicum 17, no. 1 (2012): 89–103. doi:10.5840/forphil20121715.

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